Concerns that Nigerian musicians are less supportive of Ghanaian acts and music have been one of the most widely debated topics on social media, with some claiming that Ghanaians are more supportive of Nigerian performers and music.
Maradona Yeboah Adjei, better known as Guru, lamented in an interview with Showbiz 360 about how Ghanaian acts and music do not receive equal support from Nigerians, despite Ghanaians’ support for the Nigerian music business.
He went on to say that this was concerning and that formal regulations were needed to aid encourage acts from both countries.
“Ghanaians should promote Nigerian artists at the same pace as they promote Ghanaians. Patriotism is something we believe in. It’s past time for us to take a step back and look at the larger picture,” says the author.
“It would be fantastic if we could all be on a broader picture,” he added. Despite the fact that we produce high-quality videos, Nigerians do not promote them in the same way that we do here.”
In response to the rapper’s worries, Emmanuel Umor Jnr of BBNaija Season 6 fame noted that there may be policies involving music marketing that are unknown to many people, and that steps should be put in place to revise such policies.
Following a hiatus from such events due to the effects of COVID-19, Guru has begun a ten-day street carnival to reconnect with followers.
The free carnival, he continued, aims to commemorate his 10 years of performing music and engaging his followers.
“It’s been ten years of ripping off the fans.” “It’s past time for us to repay them,” he remarked.